CLME+ Project: 6 years of continued contributions to the marine environment in review - CLME+ HUB

The CLME+ Project: a review of 6 years of continued contributions towards a healthier marine environment

After 6 years of implementation, the UNDP/GEF Caribbean and North Brazil Shelf Large Marine Ecosystems Project (CLME+) invites the region to review its achievements. In the own words of all its co-executing partners, the project shows its best practices and results on ocean governance, capacity building, implementation of Ecosystem-Based Management (EBM) and Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries (EAF), sustainable livelihoods, investments for the protection of the marine environment, knowledge management, and joint monitoring.聽

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The Journey Continues

In an effort to continue supporting the achievement of the long-term vision of the CLME+ initiative and the 10-year SAP, a new project is being proposed: Protecting and Restoring the Ocean鈥檚 natural Capital, building Resilience and supporting region-wide Investments for sustainable Blue socio-Economic development (PROCARIBE+). The PROCARIBE+ project聽concept note (PIF) was approved at the 60th GEF Council on June 2021, which marks the beginning of the PROCARIBE+ 鈥淧PG Phase鈥, during which the detailed Project Proposal Package will be developed together with the participating countries and (prospective) project partners. 聽

PROCARIBE+ project started its preparation phase mid-June 2021 and is meant to begin its implementation one year later in 2022. This new project aims to build on the results from the UNDP/GEF CLME (2009-2014) and CLME+ (2015-2021) Projects, and to give continuity to (a) the implementation of the 10-year CLME+ SAP, and (b) several related key outputs and outcomes from the CLME+ Project. Within this framework, the project aims: to implement integrated ocean management arrangements (regional and national) -including through enhanced collaboration among LME鈥檚, a Regional Seas Convention and Regional Fisheries Bodies; to enable and develop sustainable and resilient ocean-based (blue) economies including through Marine Spatial Planning, initiatives for habitat protection and restoration (Marine Protected Areas, Other Effective Conservation Measures and Blue Carbon), for sustainable fisheries and addressing land-based sources of pollution. The interventions will take into account the cross-cutting issues of climate change, gender, and post-covid recovery, and work towards catalyzing the next iteration of key regional processes such as the Transboundary Diagnostic Analysis and the Strategic Action Programme (TDA/SAP)

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